A few years ago our neighbours were getting rid of a rather ugly stool,
just look at the horrible cheap plastic string cover.
I somehow saw potential in it and asked if I could have it. Since then it has been hidden away in a dark corner of the shed until recently rediscovered.
I sanded down the wood and gave it a fresh coat of duck egg blue paint and made a crochet cover in an adapted sunburst granny square pattern to turn the whole thing into something a bit more contemporary. Now it's actually getting used by Jamie when playing his guitar and recording his music, much better than getting cobwebs in a dusty garden shed.